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The below communication from WDSF President Lukas Hinder and the attached 'White Paper' - COMBATING COMPETITION MANIPULATION - is of the utmost importance to all in the DanceSport community - competitors, officials and volunteers. It is commended for review and study by all members of DSA.

The White Paper can be accessed HERE

Steve Edwards, CEO, DanceSport Australia

 

To the Member Bodies of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)

Dear Presidents, Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the WDSF Presidential Task Force (TF) to Combat Competition Manipulation (CCM) I am providing you with the WHITE PAPER to CCM.

This White Paper is the first official publication that is released by the members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport. It follows up on the problem of competition manipulation that I have outlined in a letter to the international community that was circulated in April 2016.

This White Paper is published on our Website. For further information, I refer you to: http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/WDSF/The_White_Paper-2216

Otherwise I refer you to the recent publications re TF CCM:

  • My letter circulated to all my colleagues in the WSF Presidium. In this letter I announced my ambitious plan to install a Presidential Task Force in order to combat competition manipulation (publication on WDSF website: 15th April 2016)

http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/WDSF/Presidential_Task_Force-2085

  • Skype The Prez II (publication on WDSF website: 10th October 2016):

The second instalment of "Skype The Prez," the informal exchange on topical issues between WDSF President Lukas Hinder and the chair of the Athletes' Commission, Ashli Williamson. Two issues were dealt with: a first question about the work of the Competition Manipulation Task Force, the other about a case of alleged competition manipulation in Stuttgart, GER.

http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/WDSF/Skype_The_Prez__Part_II-2197

  • CCM TF Reference Documents (publication on WDSF website: 17th October 2016) see:

http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/WDSF/CCM_TF_Reference_Documents-2208

Please forward this information to all of your Members in your country.

Thank you very much for your support.

Best regards,

Lukas Hinder WDSF President 

world DanceSport federation WDSF President Lukas Hinder  Sportweg 9  8704 Herrliberg Switzerland TEL: +41 43 288 57 81 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
www.worlddancesportfederation.org

 

DSA’s National Council recently reviewed and approved the following changes to the ‘Rules of DanceSport’, effective as from 1st July, 2016.

Rule 28.1                   Music Tempi

The DSA music tempi is amended in the following dances -

Dance (Bars per Min) Present DSA Rule WDC Rule Proposed DSA Rule
Samba 50-52 48 48-52
Rumba 25-27 24 24-27
Paso Doble 60-62 56 56-62

Rule 13.2                             Elevation Points – Recreational Division

                                                The points required to elevate are now altered to 250 (from 300) for the Beginner and Intermediate levels.

Rule 13.6            Elevation Calendar – Recreational Division

Rule 13.6 is now -            In the Recreational Division the competitors ‘Level’ will be assessed at 30th June and 31st December in each calendar year according to the points system.

Rule 13.5 (b)       Bonus Points

(New Rule)

That Rule 13.5 becomes 13.5 (a), and that a new rule 13.5 (b) be added to read –

                                                13.5 (b) Bonus Points – Additional points will be awarded to DSA Amateur Division competitors attending DSA events registered at “Competition” level as follows -       

                                                                ACT, NT, Q’land & Tasmania                        20 Bonus Points

                                                                South Australia                                                 15 Bonus Points

                                                                NSW & West Aust                                            10 Bonus Points

                                                                Victoria                                                                 0 Bonus Points

Rule 12                Rule Title

The descriptive title of Rule 12 now becomes

                                                12. RECREATIONAL and AMATEUR DIVISION EVENTS and NOVELTY EVENTS

Rule 16.5 (a) (i)  Competitors Compliance with Dress Regulations

Rule 16.5 (a) (i) becomes

(i) ‘non-competitive attire’ as defined by the conditions for ‘Optional Simple Dress and Shoes’ regulations as set out on page 4 of the “DSA Restrictions on Competitor Dress”;

Rule 10.2 (b)      Adjudicator Licensees’ Return to Amateur Division

Rule 10.2 (b) is amended to become -

An application for membership in the Amateur Division of competition shall not be granted to any applicant who has been awarded or has held an adjudicators licence in the fifteen (15) years preceding such an application. In the circumstance that permits such an application being granted, then the applicant is to be reinstated at the A Grade level of competition. This rule does not apply to adjudicators who partner competitors in the events defined under rules 24.3 b), c) and d).

 

Montreal, 13 April 2016 Dear colleagues,
    • WADA issued a Notice to Stakeholders regarding meldonium
    • The Notice provides clarification regarding its inclusion on the Prohibited List; existing excretion studies and those underway; and, the results management and adjudication process
  • It reinforces the principle of strict liability for athletes under the World Anti-Doping Code; and, the assessment of fault under the Code that is the duty of the robust Results Management and Adjudication process

Yesterday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued a Notice regarding meldonium to its stakeholders that are primarily signatories to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). The Notice provides clarification regarding its inclusion on the Prohibited List; existing excretion studies and those that are underway; as well as guidance regarding the results management and adjudication process. “There is no doubt as to the status of meldonium as a prohibited substance,” said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie. “There is equally no doubt that the principle of strict liability under the Code; as well as, the well established process for results management and adjudication prevail,” he continued. “Since meldonium was prohibited on 1 January of this year, there have been 172 positive samples for the substance, for athletes across numerous countries and sports,” Reedie said. “Concurrently, there has been a call by stakeholders for further clarification and guidance,” he continued. “WADA recognizes this need -- that meldonium is a particular substance, which has created an unprecedented situation and therefore warranted additional guidance for the anti-doping community.”

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